Melbourne mad for Ellen
Big crowds turned out to greet Ellen DeGeneres today in Melbourne.
DeGeneres didn’t make it on stage until midday but fans still went wild.
“We have done a few outdoor shows – we did one with Beyonce in Central Park. We have had more people here then Central Park, more than Sydney – I love you all,” she said.
“The outpouring of support for our show here has been unbelievable,” she said.
“My favourite thing about Melbourne is the people, they have been amazing.”
“Melbourne has made me so proud,” Portia De Rossi told the crowd.
There were two stages set up, one a viewing platform for the people who missed out on getting into the main area.
“It’s shaping up to be a special day in Melbourne. I’ve been waiting my whole life to be here. I’m so glad you can be a part of it,” she tweeted.
“Let’s do this, Melbourne! Fun, games, surprises, cash, I guarantee it’s gonna be better than your average Tuesday.”
Ellen’s mother Betty made an appearance, Jessica Mauboy again played “Finish the Lyric” and there was a male underwear contest.
Yesterday Ellen made an unannounced visit to Melbourne Girls Grammar, Portia’s former school, filming classroom segments for her show.
A 10 year old from the school sang on stage and was told Ellen would fly her to her US show.
Tonight Tracy Grimshaw interviews Ellen & Portia live on A Current Affair.
This post updates.